So here it is. Wolcott's ramblings. SBC Kiteboard thought it was a good idea that i had a little spot all my own on the site. do they know what their getting into? i was once asked by editor John Bryja, "do you know what the shift key is for?" after he proof read one of my travel stories. i explained that i am more of a builder of foundations if you will, not finished homes. im a Photographer, what do you expect....?
what should i talk about? I have been living in Indonesia for over 4 years now and have become a sort of social refugee from my home country. its kinda fun to be a stranger in a strange land. i can just pretend i don't understand what people are saying even though in my wife's estimation, i am equal to or less than a smart ass 12 year old with my indonesian language abilities. i can play the lost tourist card and act like i dont get. just sit back and laugh at all the shit the locals are saying about me, the dumb lost tourist...
enough about that. you want to hear about kiteboarding. well, first off... loose the straps! i never could figure out how to ride with them anyway, better i stick to my surfing background and just go surfing with my kite... what the hell are you talking about you may ask... well... im not sure... i told you i would be rambling....
we get a bit of wind here in bali for a few months but it is pretty crap compared to where i used to live in California. its pretty crap compared to anywhere thats windy enough to kite really. we are in the heart of our "windy season"..... and it has not been windy for almost 8 days now... im loosing my mind.... im sure you thought that after the first 3 or 4 sentences.
so whats new? well, I came back to Bali after being in California and the British Virgin Islands and ended up in the hospital with an emergency Hernia surgery... for some reason, most likely the hospital wanting to separate me from my money, i was told i had to stay for 3 nights in the hospital to recover from what in most places is supposed to be an outpatient kinda surgery... lucky for me... i missed almost all of round 2 of the stanley cup playoffs by coming down with Dengue fever on top of the surgery. what is Dengue Fever? a fun mosquito born virus that tries to kill you.. lucky me, i was already all checked in, so why not stay a while.... i had to stay 7 nights in the hospital when all was said and done . So essentially, my kite season was almost taken from me by a faulty abdominal wall and a virus infected mini vampire bite.... some how, i recovered enough to get on the water thanks to some hernia recovery tips from Sam Medesky. and by the way, im a life long LA Kings fan and guess what! we won The Cup!
im working on a few things for an upcoming issue of SBC kiteboarding. ill tell you a bit about it...
1st. im trying to track down the ever elusive Bear Karry for a feature length interview about why his hair is so red, and about music, and i think i will ask him about surfstyle kite surfing...
2nd. im putting the final touches on s story about a last minute trip i did to south west Australia with Reo Stevens, Ryland Blakeney, Kehai de Aboitiz, Brodie Adlington, and Sean Woolnough. it was a strike mission to intercept a huge swell and a great wind forecast. we had a blast 4x4ing the hell out of a couple of Jeeps and getting some amazing conditions and of course, paying way to much for shitty food. i love Australia
3rd. ill be bringing you another installment of Airvolution with Ian Alldredge.
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